Inspiration: What the Bible Says About Forgiveness

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Do you struggle with being forgiven and forgiving others? This is a struggle that we all face at times. Find direction and encouragement from God as you meditate on His Word.

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My beautiful Sis had three Son's and her middle Son killed her in '1991' at the age of 35 and he was only 15. It took me 20 years to forgive him but I did it and I am glad that I did. He is now back in my life, we talk & we text each other and I love him dearly. I know in my heart that this is exactly what my Sis would want and of course my Heavenly Father expects everyone to forgive just like he forgives us on a daily basis for all our sins. If it wasn't for GOD taking this step by step each day with me for 20 years then I would have never forgiven him but GOD gave me the strength and a forgiving heart and also the love to forgive my nephew for such a horrible crime. GOD finds it easy to forgive us and our sins so why is it so difficult for us to forgive our loved ones.......what ever your loved one did ask GOD to help you through it & to give you the strength, a forgiving heart and the love to help you forgive. It doesn't mean you have to be in contract with whom ever you are trying to forgive, it just means you have dealt with it and huge weight is lifted off your shoulders and you have made your Heavenly Father smile down on you and say job well done.

TjCallison Dec 2, 2013 at 1:11 pm Flag as inappropriate

I thank God for this segment and I have been dealing with unforgiveness with my mother and in laws but this segment has helped give me the steps to overcome this! Thank you Jesus for always knowing exactly what I need to hear!

sadavia Dec 6, 2012 at 12:52 pm Flag as inappropriate

Thank you so, so much for this. I have never heard such practical teaching on forgiveness. I have needed this for so long. I want to forgive my father from my heart, but don't know how to begin, especially as he has not repented or changed. I really appreciate the practical steps of starting by forgiving by faith, then praying for that person's salvation -- such great advice! I also needed to hear that we can love from a distance if the situation is abusive. I printed out the scripture, it's up on my wall. Thank you again.

ktslittlefaith Dec 6, 2012 at 6:35 am Flag as inappropriate

Those that have wronged me, all pretend like nothing's happened and go about their merry way. I do believe that unforgiveness is like drinking poison and excepting someone else to die. I do need to deal at the root of this unforgiving issue in my life because I am sure it hinders any plan God has for me.

Thank you Kristi for this amazing piece!

Utibe Dec 5, 2012 at 7:21 pm Flag as inappropriate

Thank you for the segment on forgiveness. I have been trying to forgive people that have hurt me, family included. I think it is about time to forgive and give all my burdens to Christ no matter how long it takes.

Utibe Dec 5, 2012 at 7:05 pm Flag as inappropriate

Thank you Sister Kristi for Voice of Hope and for the downloads available which I am sharing with friends who are struggling with unforgiveness as we all do at times. A great resource to keep in front of me to remind me of how much the Lord has forgiven me.

Linda Lee Wilson Dec 5, 2012 at 6:55 pm Flag as inappropriate

This was the first time I had the opportunity to see your segment on "A Voice Of Hope". It was very inspiring. I downloaded the ten things on "What the Bible says about FORGIVENESS".

Joyce Shinn Dec 5, 2012 at 11:02 am Flag as inappropriate

Forgiveness is something I have been struggling with. When she said that you can say you forgive someone, you have not truly forgiven them unless you have forgiveness in your heart (not exact words), that has been my experience, because I really really do want to forgive this person, but when I hear something about this person, all those feelings resurface and I don't like it but can't seem to control it. I think this segment will help me tremendously. Thank you so much!

Leslie G. Dec 5, 2012 at 10:51 am Flag as inappropriate

turned the tv channel just in time to hear this segment. God knew I needed to hear this! Thank you. I will continue to pray for those who have hurt my daughter and my family.

Mrs. C Dec 5, 2012 at 10:39 am Flag as inappropriate

Thank you Sis. Kristi! I really enjoy the Voice of Hope series; and I am tremendously edified and blessed each time I watch. May the Lord richly bless you for your work in lifting Him up so that He can draw all men, women, boys and girls unto Himself. Also, may He continue to increase your knowledge and wisdom as you study His word!

Ernie Dec 5, 2012 at 9:42 am Flag as inappropriate